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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's golf team is set to open the spring season this weekend at the Furman Intercollegiate. The tournament will run Friday through Sunday, March 23-25, with one round of 18 holes played on each day. Live stats will be available on Golfstat throughout the tournament.
Fall Season Recap
The men's team was productive this past fall, garnering three top-five finishes in four tournaments. After a strong fifth place finish in the season opener at St. John's where three career low rounds were set, the Crimson charged to back-to-back third place finishes at the Quechee Invitational and Macdonald Cup hosted by Dartmouth and Yale respectively. Harvard rounded out the fall season competing at Cal's prestigious Alister MacKenzie tournament.
The Crimson will send captain Greg Royston, Aurian Capart, Ryan Rhee, Rij Patel and Grant Fairbairn to represent Harvard. The five were consistent members of the Crimson lineup through the fall season, posting multiple top finishes through four tournaments earlier this academic year.
Scouting the Field
Of the competing institutions, three made appearances in the 2017 NCAA tournament, while James Madison sent Ryan Cole who qualified as an individual. In addition to 15 other non-conference opponents, Harvard will get its first look at Dartmouth and Yale this weekend.
The Furman Golf Club has been voted #1 Public Golf Course in Greenville, and the entire Upstate by the South Carolina Golf Ratings Panel. Furman University Golf Course was also ranked No. 17 in Golfweek's "Best Campus Courses" in 2016 and has received a 3.5 star ranking from Golf Digest. It is also where Furman alums and professional golfers Betsy King, Beth Daniel, Dottie Pepper and Brad Faxon honed their college games.
The challenging, 6994-yard, par-72 layout underwent a major renovation in 2008, where all 18 greens were reconstructed under USGA specifications and reseeded with Champion UltraDwarf Bermudagrass.
Next up, Harvard will head north to compete at the Princeton Invitational April 8-9.